Interview for Yale radio by Brainard Carey

I am happy to share interview for Yale radio by Brainard Carey

to listen please visit http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/gordana-zikic/

Gordana Zikic is a visual artist from Belgrade, Serbia. She co-founded and runs an artist run residency in Serbia and is presently working toward her Ph.D. For her thesis exhibition, and in her work generally, Zikic explores themes of New Shamanism. As opposed to traditional Shamanism, those participating in New Shamanism do not have to be from an indigenous culture with Shamanistic ancestors. Instead, they can come to Shamanism in other ways. Zikic primarily investigates those Shamanistic practices involving rhythmic techniques such as hypnotic dancing or drumming. She acknowledges the chasm that exists between those practicing real Shamanism and those who have simply decided to be a Shaman. Zikic’s thesis installation will include magical objects collected over the years combined with small sculptures and wall drawings to create a temple atmosphere within the gallery. The narrative of her show combines personal mythology with those from cultures around the world. During her process, Zikic incorporates cat hair from her own pets in small sculptures and masks. A performative aspect in the form of photos and videos of the artist wearing some of her masks will perhaps combine with the masks themselves available for viewers to try on.

 

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Fine Art Prints

Now you can order Fine Art Prints directly from the artist.

Fine art prints are the perfect choice for art lovers on a budget or for those who are just beginning to explore the exciting world of contemporary art. Whether you like painting, drawing, or photography, fine art prints are available for many of my works in a variety of sizes. You can choose between unframed or framed fine art prints for sale. Please look through my website and find art piece that you like to be made into a fine art print and contact me at gocazikic@gmail.com and paypal.me/gordanazikic

Size:

Unframed

31×42 cm is 15 euros

31×22 cm 10 euros

Framed:

31×42 cm is 65 euros

31×22 cm 50 euros

Prices are without shipping. Shipping cost will be calculated upon request

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Become a Patron

https://www.patreon.com/gordanazikic

I hope you will enjoy visual part of my page and forgive me that I’m not much of a writer. I would like to introduce myself and share all the ideas and things that I’m working on, there is way to many 🙂

I am professional artist and finally rented a studio after years of working in my kitchen. Now studio is great location and had fantastic potential to be used also as exhibition space, presentations, lectures, workshops. It is divided in two levels so I can keep my creative mess upstairs and use all downstairs area for exhibitions and also as small gift shop.
Since I run artist in residence and co founder of martial artist in residence here in Belgrade, Serbia, this is great to have studio to share with artists that are visiting and also to make them exhibitions at the end of the residency.

Another exhibition space in city like Belgrade is great for young artists to have more chance to present their work in and artist run space. I think there is much more potential in this space and I want it to be also as international cultural space, so foreigners living in Belgrade also have a place to gather and enjoy art and company with local artists. I got this idea for international space because I met some wonderful people when I was teaching drawing and jewelry classes for foreigners living in Belgrade. There is always need for space where people can meet new people, where they can count on that people will speak English, to spend time in artistic environment and supporting art, and you won’t believe this but to spend time in non smoking area (since its one of few here).

I am working on my art preparing exhibition for my Phd. It is practical so I need to make exhibition and also to write thesis. I am so exited to have studio to work on some new pieces of art and hoping to make some sculptures beside my drawings and paintings.

Also I am doing children’s illustrations, so far got one book published with a friend who wrote a story, and now I’m working on kids cookbook with illustrated recipes. And I’m making jewelry from variety of materials, now exploring new ideas to get pieces in bronze with painted enamel on top. I really hope this will soon come to reality because I believe it will look fantastic.

Goals are to get monthly :

-Space- to cover the rent and bills of the space
-second employee- I need someone to help me with setting exhibitions, organizing events, updating page and blog and similar little jobs that I can’t finish all by myself
-Facebook post boost so we can promote our page and reach more people
-For events we don’t need much, but its nice to have some drinks and snacks
-Artist in residence- space and fees for ad on website for art residency

Art – I would really like to continue to make my art and for that I need some materials and also space
Jewelry- materials and help with melting metal

Phd- my research for Phd on Shamanism and Art needs some funding just to get tickets, because already there is number of places where I can stay for free at my friends and artist friends, and I know how to travel on a budget, so if I just get transportation all is set

 

If you would like to know more about what is Patreon, please look at https://youtu.be/wH-IDF809fQ

 

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New book

I am happy to say that book Bird song just got published in Vancuver, Canada by publisher Chrystal fish tales.

My dear friend Matea Kulic wrote this beautiful story and I did all illustrations.

Hope you will enjoy it 🙂